TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Spring is in the Air! Where? Anna Marie Island, Alabama Gulf Coast, and South Walton, Florida

Events, Find RentalsSpring is in the Air! Catch the Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer

I cannot imagine any other public event that proclaims Spring is here better than a hot air balloon festival! Depending on the level of friendly winds, hot air balloons artfully decorate spring skies across the nation. The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Tanger Outlets of Foley, Alabama, is one such event and hosts more than 50 hot air balloonists. Gently floating works of art as they dot the skies of South Baldwin County, Alabaman and will captivate you. Get close to the action as balloon pilots light up both hot air balloons and evening skies at balloon glows. Events schedule includes:

Day 1 – Balloon Glow: Tanger Outlets–6 pm – 7 pm
Day 2 – Festival Grounds: 2 pm – 10 pm 
Day 3 – Festival Grounds: 9 am – 10 pm
Day 4 – Enjoy the balloons from afar as they soar through the sky! 

See the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival website for specific dates and times for this annual event. See Professionally Managed Vacation Rentals for great places to stay while in Foley, Alabama!



Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival with Matt Lyons

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Juried Fine Art Show Featuring Matt Lyons in South Walton, FL

Traditionally a Mother’s Day event, this Florida festival celebrates Spring with a sea of artistic color. Let this Spring take you and your mother on journey of color through ArtsQuest — a South Walton juried fine arts show featuring over 100 top artists. This art festival takes place May 7 & 8, 2016, in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at the Sandestin in South Walton, Florida. This year’s featured artist is Matt Lyons’ with an original graphic created especially for ArtsQuest titled “Ignorance is bliss…until it’s not.” Lyons’ graphic and theme will be printed on all ArtsQuest Festival’s promotional items, including ArtsQuest posters and merchandise.

ArtsQuest will feature Lyons and more than 100 fine artists specializing in various art medias including ceramics, glass, oil and acrylics, photography, sculpture, metal and wood. These exhibiting fine artists will compete for awards and cash prizes totaling $10,000.

Part of Art Week South Walton, the festival is a collections of visual, performing and literary arts events presented in diverse ways throughout South Walton for the entire month of May. For the most creative and beautiful places to stay while in South Walton, see the best vacation rentals to book through the professional property management companies below.

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Annual Food & Wine on Pine–Anna Marie Islandfood and wine sampling on Anna Maria Island

As springtime comes into view, may we suggest a strut down historic Pine Avenue on Anna Maria Island? Let Food & Wine on Pine be a celebration of food, wine, music, art, and fun as well as an appreciation for Anna Maria Island. Sample if you dare, some of the finest culinary offerings served with upscale wines from the area’s best restaurants! Walk (or dance) off irresistible food and drink while enjoying the beauty and work of local artists and sounds of musical performances. You can count on fun for the whole family … children may enjoy a special art and activities area, called the KID ZONE. Focusing on the history of Anna Marie Island, you are invited to dress up in character as a historic personality; then walk down Pine Avenue entertaining people with tales of how life was in your day. For more information about Anna Maria Island‘s Food and Wine on Pine, email or call (941) 405-4759. And for places to stay, click on the professional property management companies below to find the best vacation rentals on the Island!



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